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A Micromorphological study on the genus thymus lamiaceae in Turkey

Kütükalan, Damla
The genus Thymus L.(Lamiaceae) having its center of diversity in the Mediterranean distributed mainly in the Old World includes 45 species in Turkey. It belongs to the monophyletic subfamily Nepetoideae. In this study, epidermal micromorphological properties of 32 species of Thymus were examined by using scanning electron microscopy. Micromorphology of vegetative and floral organs were found to be providing good taxonomic features for understanding phylogeny of the genus.